winkle (466) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - APR 15, 2002
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Deep copper/amber colour good head, yeasty/banana/wheat aroma with a good maltiness in the body. Good balance, smooth as well. Best in its class? damm good.
Andrew196 (1091) - Katy, Texas, USA - APR 14, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
It had a very smooth flavor of fruits and spice. Lots of banana came out as well. Not a bad beer but nothing would make me buy it again.
AceOfHearts (1375) - San Francisco, California, USA - APR 14, 2002
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: AUG 8, 2003 RE-RATE: Nice sweet-toffee and banana flavoring, with hints of other neutral fruit: apple, pear.
ORIGINAL RATING 4/14/2002: 7-4-7-3-14: Very distinctive banana aroma and flavor. Medium bodied, nicely balanced.
jskendzel (602) - Washington DC, USA - APR 14, 2002
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Wonderful head! Great amber gold color. All the cloves and banana flavor that one would expect from any great wheat beer. Spicy, which I like. The moutfeel reminded me of the great malt base in this beer. Not overwhelming with the alcohol notes. A classic, very exciting beer.
sleepdirt (169) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - APR 2, 2002
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
My favourite beer.This Doppelbock Weizen is the best of it’s style.Big blast of cloves and wheat with some belgian ale undertones. Very tasty and wonderfully complete beer!!!!
40oz (181) - Newport Beach, California, USA - APR 1, 2002
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very dark amber, almost black color with a very creamy, light beige head that eventually dissipates completely. Yeasty doughy hefe aroma with hints of toasty, nutty, caramely sweetness. Strong characteristic hefe taste (acidic banana flavored twang) with complex toasty, chocolatey, winey notes. Noticible alcohol taste with minimal alcohol effect (7.5% 8-Ball wrecks me far worse). Hefe sourness well balanced with a sweet finish. Damm, this is some good shit!
Beloved Beer (278) - California, USA - MAR 31, 2002
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
A great beer. I didn’t find it a very great ’doppelbock’ but awesome deviation from normal Weissbier. An awesome beer. I have a second bottle I hope to rate again soon maybe wihth a better palate. I rated around six beers tonight.
estoppel (1028) - Buffalo, New York, USA - MAR 23, 2002
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JUL 16, 2004 RERATE 7/16/04: 1999 vintage. Brown body, hazy, small off-white head, vinous nose with spices. Rather mellow body, but complex with doughy malt, dark fruits, clove, bubblegum and some vinous notes. Five years aging seems to have taken care of any banana esters and most of the original sweetness.
mikenodak (150) - Fargo, North Dakota, USA - MAR 23, 2002
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
two styles in one - a sweet, wheat treat that’ll knock you off your feet
unixweb (237) - Sherman, Texas, USA - MAR 19, 2002
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sweet, somewhat malty or caramel-like aroma. At first it seems more Belgian than Doppel because of the fruity sweetness in the aroma. The taste is also sweet, fruity and spicy with a strong, malty finish. The 8 percent ABV stays hidden in this one, at least until the very last second. I like it very much and it compares well with Celebrator except the finish is more bitter. I am grateful, too, for the slightly higher ABV here than in Celebrator.